First I want to apologize for the lateness of the of this week's podcast. I know its only a day late, but I still hate being late for anything.
Second, I want to apologize for the reason its late. My mic apparently started crapping out part way through the episode and didn't realize it until post production. I spent a lot of time trying to bandage up this episode with my level one editing skills and I'm afraid it shows. The quality isn't up to its usual quality. (Not saying the regular quality of my editing is wonderfully great! =)) So hopefully the content makes up for the lackluster audio quality.
As soon as this is posted I'm hitting up Amazon to pick me up a new mic setup. Its been on my list, but wanted to upgrade my computer first to make editing a lot less painful.
So, on with the show notes!
We have a major announcement at the end of the podcast. We are teaming up with Artem Safarov for our first giveaway!! Here's the details:
I'm excited to announce my co-host Jason Washburn of Talon Strikes and I's first giveaway will be during the weekend of GenCant 2015! For those not in the know, GenCant is the Unofficial Unconventional Convention that coincides with Gen Con. This will be during the weekend of July 30th - August 2nd. BUT! Doesn't mean you can't start preparing for it now!
We are not alone in this endeavor. We've called on a couple of friends of the podcast to help us make this thing as big as possible. But, we will also need your help in doing so!
You see, we are in cahoots with, none other, than board game reviewer and designer Artem Safarov of Altema Games!
Art has a project on Altema's website called Board Game Habitat. I'll just let him explain it:
The purpose of this project is to have fun and find “natural habitats” for our favourite board games. It is meant as a collaborative project that many people can contribute to. The rules are simple – place a board game box in a setting that fits the theme of the board game and snap away! All quality images will be posted here with the credit given to the creator.
You can head to Board Game Habitat for examples and inspiration.
But that's not all who we're teaming up with for our first giveaway! The friendly folks at Cloud Cap Games of Portland, Oregon also are joining in on the action as they are the official sponsor of this giveaway.
James and Kirsten of Cloud Cap Games were nice enough to donate, not one, not two, but THREE Board Games as giveaway prizes!
They donated the frantic dice rolling game, Steam Park. Also, among the mix is the frantic, timed, cooperative game, Wok Star! published by Game Salute. And if that wasn't enough, our grand prize will be the hidden movement blockbuster game, Plaid Hat Games own SPECTER OPS!!
How do you get in on this amazing swag, you ask??!!
The Rules are simple!
1. Just follow the simple guideline for photo opportunity for Board Game Habitat:
Place a board game box in a setting that fits the theme of the board game and snap away!
Tweet the picture tagging @Ja_Hancock, @TalonStrikes, @CloudCapGames, and/or @ArtSafarov with the hashtags #BGHGiveaway #GenCant.
All submissions will be entered into the giveaway.
Winners will be hand selected by Artem, Wash, and I based on criteria:
Most original and best photos
Contest will run from July 30th- August 2nd
We will choose and post the Top 10 photos here by August 4th
People will be able to vote on them between August 5th and the 9th.
Top three pictures with the most votes will be announced on August 10th!
All quality submissions (not just the winners) will be posted on Altema's Board Game Habitat website with the credit given to the creator.
Be sure to tweet and share about this giveway to everyone and all your friends! If you have any questions you can tweet me (@Ja_Hancock) or J
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